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Workgroup for Framework Conditions of Excellence Strategy

In order to prepare the university for the next round of the Excellence Strategy, a workgroup was formed at TU Dortmund University in the summer of 2021. The workgroup further develops the framework conditions that support excellent science. Wherever possible, a tandem from science and administration is assigned to the following topics.

  • Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany, Vice President Research
  • Prof. Dr. Tessa Flatten, Vice President International Affairs
  • Stefan Hofbeck, Head of Department of University Development and Organization
  • Pascal Alscher, Coordinator of Non-scientific Excellence Criteria


  • Dr. Verena Risse, Advisor of the Rectorate for Research


  • Prof. Dr. Kevin Kröninger, Department of Physics
  • Dr. Olaf Kletke, Head of Research Data Management in the Department of University Development and Organization


  • Prof. Holger Wormer, Chair of Science Communication, Institute of Journalism
  • Eva Prost, Director of Office of University Communications


  • Prof. Dr. An­dre­as Hoffjan, Department of Business and Economics
  • Dr. Ronald Kriedel, Managing Director of Center for Entre­preneur­ship & Transfer


  • Prof. Dr. Wiebke Möhring, Vice President Academic Affairs
  • Bianca Schumacher, Head of University Structure and Quality Management in the Department of University Development and Organization


  • Prof. Dr. Tessa Flatten, Vice President International Affairs
  • Dr. Barbara Schneider, Director International Office


  • Prof. Dr. Christiane Pott, Advisor of the Central Equal Opportunities Commissioner
    for the Field of Science
  • Dr. Ute Zimmermann, Head of Staff Unit Equal Opportunities, Family and Diversity in the Department of Human Resources


  • Prof. Dr. Christian Neuhäuser, Institute for Philosophy and Political Science


  • Bastian Stahlbuck, Managing Director Workgroup Sustainability

If you would like to contribute ideas and suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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